Post Chimp Drama Persists, Rightbloggers Leap to Defense
Rightbloggers have struck back with plausible deniabilty ("After all, it is Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco's plastic-faced crypt keeper, who is speaker of the house"), humor, and pretenses of humor. They have room to do so, as the intent of the cartoon can only be speculated upon, and sensible people may disagree about it. But we might wonder whether, at a down time for conservatives in which the Republican Party chairman is hoping to give his team a more "hip-hop" image, this is an issue on which they really want to go to the wall. Defending simian imputations against Democrats at length would seem, to use another racially loaded analogy, about as productive as fighting a tar baby.